These beautiful materials and minerals are shaped and refined to adorn and beautify.
Below is a list of such gemstones accompanied by a short description.
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A violet-purple quartz, said by the Greeks to protect against drunkenness.
In medieval times, it was worn in battle to keep the wearer cool-headed.
A crystal phosphate mineral in translucent green and blue.
From a word meaning 'cherry' in Latin, this mineral comes in red and brownish-red with a silky lustre.
A golden-yellow quartz.
- Rhodolite Garnet
Garnets tend to come in reds and greens.
Rhodolite garnet is a 'rose-like' or red-pink mineral from North Carolina, USA.
From the Greek for 'violet', this gem is a blue-violet colour, but also has honey-yellow blue facets.
A pale green, blue mineral,
used in holistic disciplines to impart strength and perseverance and stimulate the mind.
A pearl-like mineral, believed in ancient times to capture the rays of the Moon.
It is a very personal stone reflecting the wearer's personality.
Produced inside a shelled mollusc, this gem was seen as teardrops of the Moon, symbolising chastity and innocence.
- Lemon Quartz
There are many varieties of this crystal, and lemon-coloured quartz is for optimism, creativity and well-being.
A blood-red or pink gemstone, used holistically to promote peace and contentment, love and friendship.
- Black Spinel
Spinels come in black and red-pink and often mistaken for rubies.
Black Spinel is sourced mainly from Thailand. It is said to protect relationships, relieve sadness, and prolong life.
- Blue Topaz
A crystal that comes in a variety of colours.
Blue Topaz is a glassy, transparent gem used holistically to soothe a troubled mind and stimulates creativity.
A gemstone that comes in so many hues - indeed, the name derives from the Sinhalese word for 'mixed'.
An opaque blue-green or cyan-coloured stone, originally from Turkey, hence the French name.
It was from ancient times worn for protection and symbolised wealth.